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Participatory Livestock Research: A Guide
This book is the first to provide an introduction to participatory research for livestock development. Considerable attention has been paid to participatory research methodologies in other areas of agricultural development, but participatory studies of livestock have been relatively neglected in spite of the evident relevance of, and demand for, such approaches. The book aims to bring livestock researchers and practitioners up to date with the latest and best practice in participatory research.
In bringing together the author’s expert knowledge of livestock research issues and of participatory research approaches, the book will help researchers and practitioners to overcome the potential difficulties associated with participatory research on livestock. Using examples from many different projects around the world, the author demonstrates how a participatory approach to technology development can be successful. He also shows how to undertake needs assessment using participatory approaches, and how to avoid the problems associated with on-farm livestock experiments.
The contents are presented under three main headings: participatory situation analysis; participatory technology development; and case studies of participatory technology development. This guide is essential reading for all those involved in livestock research, and will also be of interest to professionals interested in wider agricultural development issues in universities, national agricultural research systems and NGOs, and to extension workers and practitioners in agricultural service agencies. It has been enthusiastically endorsed by key experts on international agricultural development, including Robert Chambers, Prof. Gordon Conway and Prof. Jules Pretty.
|Format:||Paperback 246 × 172 mm|
|ISBN:||1 85339 577 3|
Further details, including reviewers’ endorsements, on the ITDG Publishing web site.
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